A young girl is killed at the beach in Malibu. Professor Otto Lindsay (Jon Hall) suspects that it is some form of mutated fish. However, his son Richard (Arnold Lessing), who was a good friend of the girl, thinks that it is a madman who has a grudge against Richard and his friends. Soon the list of victims grows to include one of Rich's surfing buddies, Rich's bitchy stepmother Vicky (Sue Casey) and his friend Mark (Walker Edmiston) who was crippled in an auto accident.
October 31, 2018 Subject:
Really enjoyed it. Watusi girls, music by Frank Sinatra Jr., very mod ‘60s fashions and interiors, great surfing footage; a real time capsule. Very sincere.
November 8, 2016 Subject:
I don't mind watching a dumb movie, but this was too much DUUUUUUUMB for me. I felt myself devolving by the second. Cute girls, though.
January 23, 2016 Subject:
The first few scenes reminded me very strongly of those in The Horror of Party Beach (1964). Similar sorts of films. This was released in 1965 and is a bad murder mystery rather than a bad monster movie. The murderer was obvious to me when the character was introduced, but I read a lot of murder mysteries.
Acting and directing are adequate. It moves well most of the time. There are the usual continuity goofs. They're part of the fun in watching these sorts of films. I fast-forwarded through padded scenes. Video and audio quality are good.
Nice bit of nostalgia.
January 1, 2013 Subject:
Read Morgan as the sheriff
I recently met Read, and he is a great person. He and my mother were friends before he went to Hollywood. This movie was a hoot! Fun to watch someone you have met...
April 3, 2012 Subject:
go go a go go!
forget that it's an awful script. the shots of the coast and the great surf tune by Frank S Jr. is all I needed.. and that stepmom.. what a vixen!
January 12, 2011 Subject:
Ok, I see the links now!
November 28, 2010 Subject:
at least it has some cute girls in swimsuits playing on the beach.
October 18, 2010 Subject:
This is so terrible I could not finish it.
And no Candy Johnson. Too bad. Remember her? The perpetual dancing machine with the fringe go-go outfits?
October 6, 2010 Subject:
Flick with chick
October 5, 2010 Subject:
I can play it just fine on this page in my browser, and it doesn't look the least bit green, either.